Crested Butte | Colorado

Multi-Day Mountain Biking Tours In Crested Butte

Season

June through October

Nearest city

Crested Butte is a 40-minute drive from the Gunnison-Crested Butte airport (GUC)

Duration

4-6 days

Skill level

Beginner to advanced

Quality tracks in Crested Butte complete with campfire cocktails

Customized Crested Butte mountain biking tours allow you to get away from it all without the headache of logistics or a scramble to secure your camp. Let the pros handle the logistics while you get out on renowned singletrack. Trips are completely personalized based on your goals and skill level. You’ll also tackle bigger trails and experience some of the best mountain biking trails in Colorado alongside the experts.

Most Popular Itineraries

4-Day Guided Crested Butte Mountain Biking Tour

From $1050 per person · 4 days

Riders of all levels will enjoy this multi-day singletrack mountain bike tour. Access harder to reach tracks in Crested Butte without the headache of schlepping in camp gear. Plus, you get delicious meals, campfire cocktails and classic trails that will challenge and delight based on your skill level.

6-Day Guided Crested Butte Mountain Bike Tour

From $1390 per person · 6 days

Overnight mountain biking tours allow you to accomplish bigger trails, complete with catered meals and vehicle-supported assistance. Your guides work directly with you to customize the trails best suited to your personal style, goals and skills. You get MTB adventure without the pain of managing logistics or setting up camp.

Things you need to know

COVID-19 measures in Colorado, USA

As of August 14, 2020, if you are traveling to the state of Colorado, anyone in Colorado who is 11 years of age and older is required to wear a covering over their noses and mouths:

  • When entering or moving within any public indoor space
  • While using or waiting to use public (buses, light-rail) or non-personal (taxis, car services, ride-shares) transportation service

Here are the Official COVID-19 updates by the U.S. Government for Colorado and the Gunnison County coronameter and Public Health Orders.

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Why should I go mountain biking?

Mountain biking is fun! Feeling in control over bumpy and unpredictable terrain is an adrenaline rush all in itself. Once you ease into riding, you’ll learn to read obstacles, manage momentum with your body and brakes, and maneuver over the trail with confidence. All your guides expect from you is a basic grasp of riding a bike, an open mind, and a lot of trust. A small price to pay to feel like you’re practically flying, right?

What’s included?

What you get in this adventure:

  • An experienced MTB guide with extensive local knowledge of the area
  • 4-6 days of mountain biking based on your chosen itinerary
  • Transportation to and from trailheads*
  • All meals and drinks
  • Vehicle-supported assistance for all camping gear
  • Camping gear
  • Camp kitchen
  • Solar showers
  • Sunscreen & bug spray
  • Bike stand and lube
  • Mountain bike* (rentals come with flat pedals)

What’s not included:

  • Helmet (free with bike rental)
  • Tent
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad

*Mountain bikes and transportation may or may not be included in the price depending on the tour purchased. Contact us prior to booking.

What can I expect from mountain biking with a guide?

One of the reasons why mountain biking is so popular is the rush of adrenaline it sends through your veins. Sure, danger is part of the appeal, but you’ll want to avoid any unnecessary risks by hiring a guide. They’ll make sure you enjoy the ride and feel safe while doing it. There is no road map or GPS technology out there that’s as good as having an experienced local guide to lead the way while mastering unfamiliar trails. There’s always more to see, and your guides know just where to go to find it!

What’s the itinerary?

We’ve included a sample itinerary for the multi-day mountain biking in Crested Butte. Custom itineraries are also available by booking with a guide.

Day 1:
Ride Doctors Park for approximately nine miles. For night one, you’ll camp up near Cement Creek.

Day 2:
Start the Crested Butte mountain biking tour by riding the Reno to Flag to Bear to Deadmans trail. Expect to traverse approximately 25 miles in total. You’ll return to the Cement Creek camp for the night.

Day 3:
Today is another exciting day with approximately 15 miles total. You’ll ride another classic series of trails Walrod Gulch to Strand Hill via the Point Lookout trail and 409. Then, switch up camp with an overnight in the gorgeous Brush Creek Valley.

Day 4:
Today’s ride will be along Deer Creek for about 12 miles. Engaging with some new scenery, we’ll set up camp in Gothic Valley for the final night under the stars.

Day 5:
You’ll get to ride the classic 401 Trail into Crested Butte. Plan for approximately 15 miles back from the trail to town center.

Day 6:
For the final day, you’ll get in some downhill at the Crested Butte Mountain Resort.

What do I need to bring?

  • Wear comfortable riding or athletic clothing, preferably moisture wicking or synthetic material
  • Sneakers or sport shoes
  • Breathable outside layer or jacket
  • Sunglasses and clear or low-light riding glasses
  • Bathing suit
  • Cheap PVC rain gear
  • Knee and elbow pads
  • Leg warmers & tall socks
  • Plenty of water in water bottle or hydration bladder
  • Optional: biking gloves

How fit do I need to be?

For this multi-day guided tour, you’ll need to be able to bike up to 25 miles per day. Crested Butte’s technical terrain, complete with loose, steep single tracks is one of its strongest selling points. That said, even the most experienced among the group can count on it to push their limits. There are plenty of other trails suitable for beginners, this option is designed for bikers with moderate experience.

What is the minimum age requirement?

Anyone over the age of 18 is welcome to book this course. If your party has minors coming on a trip with a parent or legal guardian, then you have to be 15 years old.

What about group sizes and pricing?

You will be joining a party of up to 12 guests and 2 guides, although many trips are smaller than the maximum allowed. Custom private trips of two or more people are a rate of $275 per person per day.

If you want to book a private lesson, please contact us here.

What about bad weather?

Tours are scheduled to fit with the seasons and ideal cycling conditions. When the weather does not cooperate, your guide will know the correct course of action to take. Whether that’s shifting to a more favorable location or postponing until conditions approve, your guide will know just what to do. In the event of predictably bad weather, you will be contacted prior to the trip to discuss suitable alternatives.

Cancellation policy

All policies regarding cancellation, rescheduling and trip insurance will be clearly laid out by your guide prior to booking your adventure. Contact us if you’d like more information on a specific adventure.

Getting there and meeting location

  • The Gunnison – Crested Butte Regional Airport (GUC) is located just 28 miles from the town of Crested Butte.
  • If traveling by car from Gunnison, turn right onto HWY-135 for 28 miles to the town of Crested Butte.

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